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Gaia GPS - Topo Maps and Trails for Hiking, Biking, Camping, and Skiing

$19.99 4+ iphone & ipad In-app purchase
Overall Satisfaction click me 89
This is absolutely without question the best gps app out there.
This is the best navigation app i have used so far.
Ability to select the best resolution for your needs.
Gaia is the best iOS app I've tried for backcountry travel.
Thanks guys for making such a superb program.
Fun & Engaging click me 100
Awesome offline maps.
Usefulness click me 95
we found the altitude reading to be very accurate as well.
Everything you might need in GPS app.
Especially useful on iPad with its larger screen.
My most indispensable app.
Perfect does everything I was hoping for and more.
Essential Tool for Hiking and Offroad.
Ease of Use click me 89
it's really nice to be able to download maps for offline use.
So easy to learn and use.
Planning ahead with book guides make Pre routing easy and accurate.
Reliability click me 36
Updates & Support click me 100
their support team is quick to respond and very helpful.
Another unique thing worth noting--the developers actually respond to feedback /questions.
I loved the old version.
Fantastic Customer Service.
Battery click me 94
burn precious iPhone battery carelessly.
Excellent - it does drain the battery very quickly.
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"Best Smartphone App 2014"

Trailrunner -
"Gaia GPS can get you where you want to go, no matter where you are."
FOXNews, TappedIn -
"You can save your tracks, save your maps, save your gpx's, etc. It's pretty freaking cool." -
"6 essential iPhone apps for your hike"
USA Today -
►► About Gaia (guy-yuh)
Painstakingly crafted since 2009, Gaia GPS offers the full functionality of a handheld, backcountry GPS unit, with the best outdoor maps on the App Store.
Today, seven hikers contribute to the support and development of Gaia GPS. You can always get in touch with us at
Gaia comes from Greek mythology - she is the Goddess of the Earth, or Mother Nature.
►► Maps
• preview all maps online at
• download worldwide topo, road, and aerial maps
• includes the best government topo maps for the US and Canada (USGS, USFS, NRCan)
• unlimited downloads for offline use - no extra charges
►► GaiaCloud
• use Gaia everywhere - iPhone, iPad, iPod, and online at
• sync your tracks, photos, maps, and waypoints to all of your devices
• share links to import tracks and photos, via email, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, and more
• keep your data backed up, effortlessly
►► Map Tools
• record tracks, waypoints, and take geo-tagged photos.
• display NEXRAD radar, track data, and TrailBehind waypoints on the map.
• search for nearby waypoints and reports about places.
• import and export GPX/KML files, by iTunes, Safari, DropBox, and email.
• Customize all aspects of Gaia, including units, coordinates types, color and sound, and more.
►► GaiaPro
Subscribe to GaiaPro to get premium maps, features, and support. A GaiaPro subscription lasts for 1 year, and costs $19.99/year.
* download multi-layered maps - mix and set opacity for a many layers at once
* use MapBox cloudless aerial and street maps, the best and most up-to-date OpenStreetMap available
* view weather forecasts from Wunderground
* set custom icons for waypoints you create
* sync high-resolution photos to GaiaCloud
* dedicated email and phone support from within Gaia GPS Settings
To manage your subscription:
• TURN OFF auto-renewal via the main Settings app:
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Visit the following URL to view our Privacy Policy:
• Visit the following URL for full terms of use:
►► IMPORTANT - IPOD TOUCH AND WIFI ONLY IPADS - This application will not be fully functional on these devices, unless you have an external GPS attachment. The GPS Recorder and compass will be inactive. You will be able to view maps and waypoints, but you cannot record tracks.
►► GPS WARNING - Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

This is absolutely without question the best gps app out there. found in 80 reviews
to navigate forests and lakes for hunting and fishing. found in 12 reviews
Best online/offline GPS and topo map app for iOS currently. found in 33 reviews
it's really nice to be able to download maps for offline use. found in 58 reviews
Making trails for hiking and biking was all I wanted from it. found in 5 reviews
Best topo app I have found for off road driving. found in 6 reviews
This is the best navigation app i have used so far. found in 6 reviews
limited proprietary map sources and short term obsolescence. found in 10 reviews
It's a breath of fresh air. found in 4 reviews
This app has effectively replaced my hand held stand alone GPS. found in 4 reviews
It has the most maps and points of interest. found in 4 reviews
Nice speed and altitude charts plus moving average speed. found in 5 reviews
I was able to preload map tiles for a vacation in mexico. found in 1 reviews
Great bargain when compared to other gps hardware. found in 3 reviews
That blew me away. found in 3 reviews
backcountry skiing and hunting and am very impressed with its capabilities. found in 6 reviews
A must have for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. found in 2 reviews
Thanks guys for making such a superb program. found in 2 reviews
Thank you for writing it. found in 2 reviews
It works well and has good track and waypoint import. found in 2 reviews
But also many people have off-line GPS navigation apps installed. found in 3 reviews
No cell signal. found in 10 reviews
Crashes with 07/04/ 12 Update. found in 1 reviews
Weak link are the map downloads. found in 1 reviews
Great App but Layers Shouldn't Cost Us More. found in 1 reviews
Good But Not For Geotagging DSLR. found in 2 reviews
but there are some excellent links on gaia's site. found in 2 reviews
Great map when you don't have network connection. found in 1 reviews
When there is no internet service. found in 2 reviews
unfortunately new maps are needed. found in 1 reviews
Unfortunately it appears this app no longer supports snowmobile trails. found in 1 reviews
I like that the dev team is constantly improving the app. found in 2 reviews
Remember to switch maps to open cycle. found in 2 reviews
Other GPS tracking apps correctly register as 0 mph. found in 1 reviews
The bottom line is that you can't rely on it. found in 2 reviews
0 always crashed on startup. found in 2 reviews
Update erases stored data and has fewer map layers. found in 1 reviews
Saves bandwidth no need to be online. found in 1 reviews
New Maps Needed. found in 1 reviews
This app quit working in the middle of nowhere. found in 5 reviews
Poor quality maps and interface. found in 2 reviews
However I am disappointed with the app for the following reasons : 1. found in 2 reviews
but had been looking at GPS Kit as well. found in 2 reviews
Wow I updated the app and now it doesn't work. found in 2 reviews
Doesn't work on OS 4. found in 2 reviews
otherwise don't waste the money. found in 2 reviews
Not working on new OS 4 :. found in 2 reviews
But also many people have off- line GPS navigation apps installed. found in 2 reviews
However I am disappointed with the app for the following reasons: 1. found in 2 reviews
rated better for topo maps.  
rated better for gps navigation.   rated better for travel companion.  
"This really us the best topo map app you can buy."
"Previewed several topo map apps before deciding on this one."
"The Best Topo Map App Of Them All."
"This is the best offline GPS app."
"Great app makes iPhone a real Offline GPS."
"especially traveling in foreign countries OFFLINE GPS Detail maps."
"This game is just like Max dirt bike and I love it."
"The best dirt bike game I've ever played on iPhone or anywhere else."
"Changeable clothes and dirt bike More levels Checkpoints in the levels."
"This is the best dirt bike game I have come across."
1,323 total

This app is popular with:
  • Best online/ offline GPS and topo map app for iOS currently.
  • very recommendable for hikers and bikers.
  • Fast acquisition of GPS signal and very accurate.
  • Map view looks great.
  • I used this app for dirt bike riding in Foresthill Ca.
  • turned on all the backcountry power saving features.
  • I especially like the features for saving battery life.
  • Fun to also take photos along the way.
  • Great mapping software.
  • Great travel companion.
  • "I just downloaded and the search feature fails to work."
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